Saturday, March 29, 2014

Happy Release Day, Adrianne James!

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Henry Maximus is a super-hero-loving geek and proud of it. He’s also a genius when it comes to business. It’s how he earned the title of CEO of Maximus Gaming … not to mention the billions of dollars in his bank account. Henry’s tried living the life of a bachelor, but a different girl every night has left him wanting more. Needing more.

Aubrey Vincent is in love with her job. She’ll love it even more if she lands the promotion that gets her out of her parent’s attic. She loves it so much that she has no time for relationships, not that she was ever very good at them to begin with. Aubrey is perfectly happy with the random, nameless men she picks up at the bar. After a brief encounter with Aubrey on a business trip, Henry packs his bags and moves back to the small town where he grew up. Aubrey’s town. Aubrey attempts to find her way into Henry’s bed, while he tries everything to get into her heart. Will Henry’s plan to break down the walls Aubrey has built around her heart work or will his unbelievable million dollar offer scare her away?

About Adrianne James
Growing up, Adrianne couldn’t get her hands on enough books to satisfy her need for the make believe. If she finished a novel and didn’t have a new one ready and waiting for her, she began to create her own tales of magic and wonder. Now, as an adult, books still make up majority of her free time, and now her tales get written down to be shared with the world. During the day, Adrianne uses her camera to capture life’s stories for clients of all ages and at night, after her two children are tucked in bed; she devotes herself to her written work. Adrianne is living the life she always wanted, surrounded by art and beauty, the written word and a loving family. As a young adult and new adult author, Adrianne James has plans to bring stories of growing characters, a little romance, and perhaps a little magic and mythology down the line for her readers to enjoy.
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Kate Roth's Review
A wonderful read for anyone who is looking for a different twist on the billionaire/millionaire sub-genre in contemporary romance. Henry is not your average money-man. He's sweet and geek-chic and his persistence with the stubborn Aubrey makes him likable without a typical Alpha's control issues. I'm hoping for a potential sequel or follow-up short with a bit of Henry's POV because I really enjoyed him as a character. The romance between Henry and Aubrey flows nicely and there is some serious steam to enjoy between these two!! 

A great quick read! Looking forward to more contemporary from Ms. James!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

What I've Been Reading

It's been a while since I did a post about what all I've been reading so here's a little re-cap!!

I started the year off by FINALLY finishing Torn by Kim Karr. I absolutely love her Connections series and I can't wait for me. River Wilde is very high on my book boyfriend list so if you haven't met him, do yourself a favor and start with Connected (now in paperback at popular retailers like Target!)

I also read Eversea by the lovely and talented Natasha Boyd! Talk about another hunk! Jack Eversea is to die for. I still need to finish this series with its follow-up Forever Jack. Can't wait to see what happens!

While I read it during its initial drafting, I recently re-read Hushed by my very good friend Britni Hill to prepare for its release. It's such a sexy, sweet read. If you are looking for something with just the right amount of angst and a perfect amount of steam, get this book!

One night when I couldn't sleep I started a novella on my Kindle called With This Ring by Savannah Leigh. Well it didn't take long for me to devour the novella only to find out that the sequel, I Thee Wed, was a full-length novel! Yippee! These books were so HOT! And very cute too! It's a fun story of 'pretend love turned real love'. The novella is the perfect hook so there's no way you can finish it and not want to dive right into the novel.

I get on a theme kick in some books and I can see that from the majority here already I'm on a fame kick! That makes a ton of sense to me seeing as how the Confession Records series I've been working on is all about the music industry and famous folks as well as the erotic romance I'm working on which features a famous actor as the hero! Another fame-driven read I loved was the quick and sexy The Rocker That Holds Me by Terri Anne Browning. There are quite a few more books in this series I want to read eventually. Love the band, love the tour-life setting. Great book!

He may not be world famous but Jack the Stripper aka Ryan from Strip Me Bare by Marissa Carmel, is one hell of a book boyfriend! I adored this book! I wasn't sure how I would feel about a male stripper as the heroine's love interest, especially knowing he had run away from her 5 years prior to the events of the book. Boy, was I wrong. This book had a great mix of sexiness, family drama and honest to goodness love. I cannot wait for the prequel!
New cover! Holy hell!
On top of these books I also had the pleasure of beta reading The Billionaire & The Barfly by Adrianne James (coming March 29th!! a very sexy romance between a geek-chic billionaire and a girl who can't seem to settled down) and One to Protect by Tia Louise (coming April 2014. The 3rd installment of the One To Hold series and a second glimpse at Melissa and Derek!) I loved both of these books and can't wait for their release so I can share them with my friends!

And lastly I had the chance to read drafts from Lisa J. Hobman of her up coming series and from M. Katherine Clark from her paranormal historical series that she is currently shopping!

I consider myself very lucky to be able read advanced copies, rough drafts and finished books by not only authors I admire, but people whom I call friends! Check out all of these books or add them to your TBR list! 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cover Reveal : F.L. Jacob

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I Won’t Give Up on You
FL Jacob
(Book 2, Black Hollywood Duology)
Genre: Erotic Suspense
Release Date: April 16, 2014
Sabrina’s dreams are slipping away in the wake of the shooting. She’s lost trying to cope with the new reality of her life. Can Caston help her see that the scars on the outside haven’t changed who she is on the inside? Caston’s true past comes to light, bringing his present crashing down around him. In a life full of betrayal, how will Caston cope when the truth is revealed? Can Sabrina be the constant Caston needs to help him make the life changing decisions he needs to in order to move on?
When the web of lies is torn apart, who will be left standing? Will the right person take the fall? Follow Caston and Sabrina through the aftermath and find out what happens when they each vow I Won’t Give Up on You. *PLEASE NOTE* This book is for 18 years and older. This book contains sexual encounters and graphic language that some readers may find objectionable. Contains graphic material that is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.
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Book 1 Information:
Have I Told You
FL Jacob
(Book 1, Black Hollywood Duology)
Genre: Erotic Suspense
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I wanted her here with me. Please, come back to me, Sabrina. Bre and I were connected. Our souls were one. We were both fucked up and broken, but together we made each other whole again. I couldn’t stay away, I sat on the side of the bed, took her hand mine, and started stroking my thumb over her knuckles again. I wish I could hold her in my arms, pull her into me, and place a deep kiss on her tender lips. I wanted to feel her heart beat on my chest as I held her close to me, snuggled safe in our bed. The door swung open, bringing me out of my thoughts. Jon walked in carrying food and a change of clothes.
He set a stack of paperwork down on the windowsill and turned toward me.
“Caston, you need to go home, get some rest. You can’t live by her side. The doctors aren’t sure when, or if, she will wake up.” My head snapped up, and I stared him down. “Are you fucking kidding me right now? Can you honestly tell me that if this was Sara you’d leave her alone like this? Do you know she moved today?” His eyes widened, and he moved closer to her bed. “I know, buddy, but maybe you just thought she did. I mean they said that muscles twitch and shit when people are in comas.”
author I am a mommy of two, wife to an amazing man, and full time employee. Life is crazy and busy! I started writing again for a group of women I met last year. They brought back the passion for writing I haven’t seen since high school. Starting this process was tedious and nerve-wracking, but my amazing ladies and my fabulous husband have inspired me to take my love for writing to the next step.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Happy Book Birthday! Hushed by Britni Hill

Check out the latest release from Britni Hill! Hushed is a New Adult Romance you don't want to miss!

When Tess meets step-brothers Blake and Jason, their differences and her past push her toward Jason even though she’s instantly drawn to Blake.  Tess quickly learns people aren’t always who they seem to be when her relationship with Jason ends. 

A spring break trip pushes Blake and Tess together leaving them unable to deny the way they feel for each other.  While they fall for one another Tess’ history with Jason leads them to try to keep their growing relationship a secret from their friends.  Sneaking around and hiding behind doors adds a certain spark, but they both feel the countdown ticking, leaving them wondering when it will all come out and what will happen. 

An angry Jason spills a secret from his and Blake’s past that makes Tess question how real her relationship with Blake was.  Secrets can ruin everything. 

Can the truth bring them back together?


Britni is the author of Tears in the Rubble and From the Rubble which were originally released by Rebel Ink Press in 2012. They have recently been combined and re-released as a second edition. Britni is a hairstylist and an admitted book addict. Find Britni at the following links ...

                Awareness shot through her body and a chill worked its way down her spine as a warm body leaned next to her. Lowering her glass, Tess frowned and tried to ignore the sensation as she stared ahead.

“Hey,” a deep voice rumbled from her left, causing her eyes to drift closed for a moment.  Without turning her head, Tess peered at the tall, dark, and handsome specimen next to her. Blake. A jolt ran through her when she took in his profile and Tess swallowed convulsively. Taking a deep breath did nothing to slow the energy buzzing through her.

“Hey,” she responded, forcing her eyes back in front of her. She hoped her tone was bored but, if she were honest, her voice was too high and a little breathy.

Up close Blake was gorgeous, and it was almost too much to resist.  He had dark stubble running along his jaw and his hair was shaggy, laying across his forehead messily. She could see a tattoo on his forearm. It looked like script of some sort, but Tess didn’t allow herself to stare too hard. Then there was the ring in his lip that drew her attention every time she let herself look at him.

               Blake shifted next to her and Tess felt the movement all the way to her toes. His arm brushed hers and her body hummed. Her eyes betrayed her, darting in his direction, meeting his look head on. Tess lifted her chin defiantly. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

My Writing Process Blog Tour

I'm following the lovely Adrianne James in this blog tour. Check out all of her info on

At this very moment (in fact, all day today!) I've been working to finish my fourth book, Sway. It's the second in a collection of novels and novellas about the music industry called the Confession Records collection.

The way I try to make my work differ from a lot of stories in the romance genre is to give a very solid and strong female voice to my books. I love writing men but creating a strong heroine means a lot to me as I know the majority of my readers are women and I'd like to think that seeing a well-rounded, independent woman is better than some of the blank canvas characters I've read in romance in the past. 

I write romance because I love LOVE! I like creating the moments between a couple and making the reader feel as though they are watching a real love story unfold. Yes, there are always going to be those over the top, shout from the rooftops, kiss in the rain moments that can only happen in books but when you get down to the nitty-gritty, my characters fall in love the way I did. Realistically.

When it comes to my writing process I start with a seed and write as much as I can with my initial idea. From there I tend to start to outline as the story continues and my outlines usually make themselves most useful when I'm in the very last few chapters. I like to write to music, usually with a glass of wine or a mug of black coffee!

So there you have it! My writing process in a nut-shell. Here's the newly revealed cover of Sway! It will be releasing on May 1st.

Up next week is Megan Thomason, author of the Daynight series. Check her out here ...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Kim Karr Cover Reveal : Frayed

Frayed (Connections #4)
Coming Sept 2, 2014

He didn’t think, he didn’t question—he just acted.
What she wanted, she took—without regard.
It was only one night, but it changed everything.

After losing his fiancĂ©e, Ben Covington is unsure he’ll ever love again. But he’s so deeply drawn to Bell Wilde that he’s thrown for a loop. Maybe it’s purely sexual chemistry that’s igniting their spark… or maybe it’s his second chance at love. 

Bell has just gotten her life back on track and may not be up for the challenge of Ben Covington. But once they’re reunited, there’s no holding back—even if a secret from Bell’s past just might shatter them both.

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